There is something a little nerve-wracking about having only five minutes to get inspired and then write. As the time draws near to open up Five Minute Friday and reveal “the word,” my heart starts to pound and my chest tightens. It feels a bit like meeting someone new and I’m excited and nervous about it all at the same time.
Today’s word is Grateful. I could write mountains on this topic.
However, as I sit here with two minutes remaining I am reminded that no matter much I have been given (and I am so very grateful) that I always seem to want more. That’s not necessarily bad, but on a cold and rainy night when I think about how grateful I am to have a roof over my head and a warm bed to snuggle down in, I am simultaneously reminded of those who have no home and have no bed. Snow, wind, rain, heat – where do they go?
But here I am, grateful for a new couch that someone recently gave me but at the same time, eager to have a new floor put down in another room so that I can move the couch out of my office. Along with the couch came a menagerie of children who have claimed it as their own. I want my office back. I want a new floor in my kitchen and while they’re at it, how about new steps out front and…
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5 thoughts on “Grateful – Yet Always Wanting More”
I too am reminded of those who have far less – especially since we went from excess to bankruptcy after my husband nearly died and was out of work for 23 months. God has restored us to be a blessing! It’s something we should never forget. Our “things” should he blessings to others… just like your friend giving you the couch! That was a very nice thing to do. 🙂
Visiting from 5MF 🙂
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So true. It’s the human condition, I guess, this dissatisfaction. St. Augustine: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” Rebecca, thanks for turning me on to five-minute Friday! A friend and I just started last week! It’s a great exercise.
Yes, I am grateful. Thank you.
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What a darling picture — looks so cozy! 🙂 When I first started working at home I didn’t have a separate office area, and after school the kids played video games on the other side of the room. But time passes so quickly, and now they’re grown and I sit in my quiet office wondering where the years went…
Very good reminder Meg. Thank you.